Are you ready to step into the realm of the Christmas narrative, where ancient prophecies and divine stories converge to illustrate the birth of Jesus Christ?
In this special Christmas-themed blog post, we invite you on a voyage through the foundational biblical stories that define the essence of the holiday season!
From the angelic proclamation to humble shepherds and the awe-inspiring journey of the Wise Men, our Christmas bible trivia quiz covers the Gospel accounts of Luke and Matthew.
As we delve into these intriguing Christmas bible trivia questions and answers, see how many you can get right! Prepare to unveil the profound truths that have resonated through centuries, shaping the very heart of this cherished holiday. The Christmas journey awaits – let’s go!
Looking for something specifically for the kids? Check out our kid-friendly Christmas Bible trivia questions here!
* This post may contain affiliate links. You won’t be paying a cent more, but in the event of a sale, the small affiliate commission I receive will help keep this blog running/pumping out useful content. Thanks!
Christmas Bible Trivia: Warm-Up Round
True or false: Christmas wasn’t celebrated for over 300 years after Jesus died.
Answer: True. The first Christmas was celebrated on December 25th, 336 A.D.
True or false: Joseph is the father of Jesus.
Answer: False. God is the Father.
Who was the mother of Jesus?
Who was the prophet that foretold a virgin shall give birth to a son called Emmanuel?
Answer: Prophet Isaiah.
What are the five names of Jesus found in the Bible?
Answer: Jesus, Emmanuel, Christ, the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace
The events surrounding Jesus’ birth are taken from which two Gospels?
Answer: Matthew and Luke.
In which town was Jesus born?
What was the profession of Mary’s husband, Joseph?
In what modern country would you find the town of Bethlehem?
What special star guided the wise men to baby Jesus?
Answer: The Star of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem is known as the City of ____.
Who visited Jesus shortly after his birth and brought gifts?
Answer: The Wise Men (Magi).
In what town was Jesus baptized?
Where did Jesus’ family flee from Bethlehem?
Christmas Bible Trivia: The Birth of Jesus
Why did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
Answer: For a census.
Where was Jesus placed after his birth?
Answer: In a manger (stable).
Who announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds?
What did the angels declare to the shepherds?
Answer: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.”
What sign did the angels tell the shepherds to look for?
Answer: A baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
What did the shepherds find when they arrived in Bethlehem?
Answer: Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus.
What did the shepherds do after seeing Jesus?
Answer: They spread the word about what they had seen and glorified God.
How many days old was Jesus when he was circumcised?
Answer: Jesus Christ was circumcised as a Jew on the 8th day after his birth.
What did the angels say to the shepherds when they announced Jesus’ birth? “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, ________.”
Answer: “goodwill toward men”.
Christmas Bible Trivia: The Annunciation
Who visited Mary to announce that she would conceive a child?
Answer: The angel Gabriel.
How did Mary refer to herself when accepting the divine calling?
Answer: “The maidservant of the Lord.”
Who was Mary’s relative that was also miraculously expecting a child?
How are Mary and Elizabeth related?
Answer: They are cousins.
In which city did Mary go to visit her relative Elizabeth after the Annunciation?
Answer: Mary visited Elizabeth in the city of Judah.
How did Mary respond to Elizabeth’s greeting? (Hint: She sang a song.)
Answer: Mary sang the “Magnificat” (Luke 1:46-55), a song of praise.
What was the significance of the angel’s announcement to Mary?
Answer: It marked the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s plan for salvation through Jesus.
Christmas Bible Trivia: The Nativity
Who or what appeared to Joseph in a dream to reassure him about Mary’s pregnancy?
Answer: An angel.
What name did the angel tell Joseph to give the child?
What does the name “Jesus” mean?
Answer: “The Lord saves” or “God is salvation.”
Why was Joseph initially considering divorcing Mary?
Answer: He thought she had been unfaithful.
Which Old Testament figure’s lineage was Joseph a descendant of?
Answer: King David.
How did Joseph’s obedience contribute to the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies?
Answer: It established Jesus’ royal lineage as a descendant of David.
Christmas Bible Trivia: The Visit of the Magi
Who was the ruler of Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth?
Answer: King Herod.
What celestial phenomenon guided the Magi to Jesus?
Answer: A star.
Before we get any further, who even are the Magi?
Answer: Magi, also known as wise men, were learned scholars or astrologers from the East.
Where did the Magi come from?
Answer: The Bible doesn’t specify the exact country or region from which the Magi came, but they are traditionally believed to have originated from the East, possibly from areas such as Persia or Babylon.
Where did the Magi first go upon arriving in Jerusalem?
Answer: They went to King Herod’s palace.
What question did the Magi ask Herod?
Answer: “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?”
How did Herod react to the news of a new King being born?
Answer: He was troubled and sought to find and kill the child.
What gifts did the Magi bring to Jesus?
Answer: Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
What is myrrh?
- a) A type of fat for cooking
- b) A glue from a plant
- c) A spice used in perfumes and oils
- d) An animal for eating
Answer: c) A spice used in perfumes and oils. It’s used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages.
What did the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh symbolize?
Answer: Gold symbolized kingship and royalty, frankincense symbolized deity and worship, and myrrh symbolized sacrifice and embalming.
How did the Magi decide to avoid returning to Herod after visiting Jesus?
Answer: They were warned in a dream to go home by a different route.
What did King Herod order to be done when he realized that the Magi had deceived him?
Answer: Herod ordered the killing of all male children in Bethlehem who were two years old and younger.
What does the visit of the Magi represent in the Christmas story?
Answer: The recognition of Jesus’ significance by non-Jewish (Gentile) individuals.
What was the message related to King Herod that the angel delivered to Joseph in the dream?
Answer: The angel instructed Joseph to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt to escape from Herod’s wrath.
Christmas Bible Trivia: The Presentation in the Temple
How many days after Jesus’ birth did Mary and Joseph present him in the temple?
Answer: Forty days.
What did Mary and Joseph offer as a sacrifice when they presented Jesus in the temple?
Answer: They offered two turtledoves or two young pigeons, as was the custom for those who could not afford a lamb.
Who recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he was brought to the temple?
Answer: Simeon and Anna.
What did Simeon prophesy about Jesus’ future?
Answer: Simeon prophesied that Jesus would be a light to the Gentiles and the glory of Israel.
What was the significance of the presentation in the temple?
Answer: It fulfilled Jewish customs and marked Jesus’ dedication to God.
What is the meaning of the name “Immanuel”?
Answer: “God is with us,” emphasizing the divine nature of Jesus and his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.
The Presentation in the Temple is celebrated as a feast day in the Christian calendar on February 2nd, which is also known as what?
Christmas Bible Trivia: Christmas Songs
In which song do the lyrics mention “No crib for His bed” and “Little Lord Jesus, laid down His sweet head”?
Answer: “Away in a Manger”
Which song includes the lyrics “Joyful all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies” and celebrates the birth of Jesus?
Answer: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
In which song do the lyrics tell the story of the shepherds’ visit to see Jesus?
Answer: “The First Noel”
Which song’s lyrics include the line “Oh, star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright” and refer to the star that led the Magi to Jesus?
Answer: “We Three Kings”
In which song do the lyrics mention “born a king on Bethlehem’s plain” and “field and fountain, moor and mountain”?
Answer: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Which song’s lyrics ask the question “did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?”
Answer: “Mary, Did You Know?”
Which song’s lyrics include the line “Hallelujah, He is born, Christ the Savior is born” and celebrate the joy of Jesus’ birth?
Answer: “Born Is the King (It’s Christmas)”
Best Bible Trivia Games of 2024
Can’t get enough of the trivia goodness? Neither can we. If you’re looking for trivia games to play with friends/family, here are our favorite trivia board games on the market this year!
We hope you enjoyed this Christmas bible trivia quiz! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours!
If you enjoyed reading this article, check out some of our other holiday-related trivia topics and quizzes!
In today’s holiday-themed trivia, we’re bringing you something special — Chinese New Year trivia questions that promise not just knowledge … Read more
Mardi Gras is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many parts of the world. In the United States, the … Read more
Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate love and affection. For many people, it is a day to express … Read more
As the confetti settles and the New Year begins, it’s the perfect time to kick off the year with a … Read more
Hey there, fellow Halloween enthusiasts! As the spookiest time of the year approaches, it’s time to get your costumes ready … Read more
Are you ready to jingle all the way into the holiday season with some festive fun? Christmas is the perfect … Read more
The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to infuse some festive cheer into your homes and classrooms … Read more
The air is filled with the jingle of bells, the warmth of twinkling lights, and the joyous laughter of children … Read more
The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate with the kids than by diving into the enchanting … Read more